Small Business Applications Review: Geckoboard
Geckoboard.com is a new web-based service I recently discovered. They offer a fancy looking, customizable dashboard so employees can quickly review important, real-time business related metrics such as analytics, CRM, support, sales, and more all in one place. The dashboard display is sleek, yet flexible and is designed to function on everything from a smart phone to large screen monitors.
The basic idea is that their service displays your data via the web while they mold it into nice looking graphs, tables, or charts. This type of dashboard could be useful for managing everything from customer service calls to a manufacturing schedule, and all in real time.
I noticed they have an API, which is another way of saying that perhaps someday we’ll integrate with their service. That opens the door to all kinds of cool improvements like, for instance, a real-time overtime report you check on your smartphone.